The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes #4)

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes #4) by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


A man like Sherlock Holmes has many enemies. Violent murderers, deviant villains, ghosts of old loves, blackmailers and poisonous scribes, to to name but a few. But none are so deadly, so powerful, as Professor Moriarty. Moriarty - the only man who can compete with Holmes' genius. The only man who can, perhaps, ultimately defeat the great detective ...


"Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
"To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
"The dog did nothing in the night-time."
"That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes.

I have to confess that, while it continues to be interesting and entertaining to read about Holmes' deduction skills and his ever-flourishing ability to get himself into some kind of trouble, I couldn't quite hold as strong an interest for most stories as in the previous books. Honestly, I found them rather a too similar to the previous stories (if not in content then in structure/format). 

Most stories I read with only a medium amount of interest and only the final two stories I found myself actually engaged with. Obviously, I couldn't resist Moriarty, but The Naval Treaty was quite clever, too. Sadly, even those two stories were not able not change the fact that this collection was more of a disappointment than the previous ones.


Well, I guess something like 2.5/5 stars? I do still have high hopes for the next collection (especially because I accidentally read the start of the first story before starting this collection) but this one really didn't live up to the standards I have been used to from Doyle.


Name: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Deutscher Titel: Die Memoiren des Sherlock Holmes
Series: Sherlock Holmes
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 255
Where?: Amazon (English edition – also, the kindle version is free so don't worry about money), Amazon (Deutsche Ausgabe)


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